Psychiatry As A Science

Essays and Articles in the History of Psychiatry and on the Scientific Status of Psychiatry

"He had prepared himself with intensive reading in philosophy for the Mapother Lectures, and they have provided perhaps the must lucid and comprehensive analysis on record, of the philosophical foundations of knowledge in psychiatry. He did not manage to complete the fourth and final article because the final synthesis which was to have provided a common, conceptual framework for clinical practice and scientific enquiry in psychiatry, failed to satisfy him and he abandoned the work, intending to take up the threads at a later date."

Sir Martin Roth, 1983